Pilar Pilapil on Journey to the Crown on ETC

The Journey to the Crown continues on ETC channel and today we have some pageant trivia on the guest for you!

Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1967 and critically-acclaimed actress Pilar Pilapil is going to be interviewed for today’s show! But didn’t you know that she was underaged when she competed in Miss Universe? She was born in October of 1950 which made her only 16 years old when she competed! The minimum age requirement was 18 years old but she competed nonetheless. Pageant experts from the 60’s believed that despite her being a strong contender, she was bypassed in the MU semis due to suspicion on her age. Rumor has it that she was a favorite by some of the judges  and the organizing committee members and that she could have made it into the list of semi-finalists. In her autobiography, she revealed that she was asked by the officials if she was indeed 18 years old by the time she competed. Had she competed in 1969 at age 18, she could have been our first Miss Universe!

How’s that for a pageant trivia for you. Journey to the Crown  is telecast on ETC channel every Sunday at 7:30pm. 

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